Kodo is an annual tufted grass that was domesticated in India almost 3000 years ago. The grains vary in colour from light red to dark grey, and like most millets the fiber content is very high. Known as Varagu in Tamil, Haraka in Kannada, Kodra in Hindi, Arikelu in Telugu, kodo millets are storehouse of nutrients.
- Low glycemic index – Which means that Kodo millets release glucose/energy slowly, over a longer period of time and thus helps in sugar control. This makes it a great substitute for polished white rice
- Gluten-free – Great for people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
- Easy to digest
- Rich in antioxidants like polyphenols
- Rich in dietary fiber.
- Good source of vitamins – Vitamin B6, Niacin, folic acid and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc
Regular consumption of Kodo millet is very beneficial for postmenopausal women suffering from signs of cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure and high-cholesterol levels Substitute kodo millets in your favorite recipes There’s no need to give up the food you love. Just replace one or two of the ingredients with millets and you’ll end up eating a tasty, balanced diet that’s nutritious too. Here are some of the things you can do:
- Naturally grown. Without chemicals and pesticides
- Diabetes Management Millet Source of fiber, highest 12.5% among all millets
- 3 times more dietary fiber than white rice
- 3 times more calcium, 2 times more phosphorus, almost 8 times more magnesium than white rice
- 6 times more vitamin B1 and 2.5 times more folate
Take 1 cup of millet & 2 cup of water toast the raw millet 4-5mins, until it turns a rich golden brown and the grains become fragrant